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Aug 23, 2009 06:18 PM

Best chocolate chip cookie in LA?

I am on a search for the best chocolate chip cookie in Los Angeles. It is for my husband, and though I am willing to drive for it, it would be great to get suggestions in the Valley (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, etc.), as well as any in Hollywood/West Hollywood. Santa Monica and Culver City may be a bit far to travel for a cookie... Thanks!!

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  1. Well, in general, my favorite cookies in LA are from Diddy Riese in Westwood.

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    1. My favorites are from Clementine in Century City and LA Mill Coffee in Silver Lake. Sadly, I don't like the ones at Diddy Reese mentioned below. They have a bad aftertaste but they are cheap.
      I've heard good things about the ones at Curious Palate in Mar Vista, Square One Dining in Hollywood/Los Feliz area and at Milk mid-LA area but I haven't tried any of those YET. I want to try the ones at Tavern soon (they offer both chewy and crispy in their front larder section) and the ones at La Grande Orange in Santa Monica topped with Fleur de Sel (they are HUGE).

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      1. re: bruinike

        The choc chip cookies at Curious Palate are delicious and very large. My only complaint is that they have too much chocolate in them. I imagine that won't bother most people.
        They've recently started opening for breakfast(@ 7:30AM). Four of us had breakfast there today and agreed that each of the four different dishes was excellent.

        1. re: bruinike

          i completely concur with your opinion of the Diddy Reese cookies.

          1. re: westsidegal

            i think the long lines are due to the cheap price which i get. i went to ucla so they were around me constantly and try as i might they just didn't do it for me but if people love em then more power to them. now the pizookie at bj's (deep dish cookie pie with ice cream) - THAT i loved

            1. re: bruinike

              I agree. The price was a big selling point. Personally, I went there for the cinnamon sugar cookies and/or make them into an ice cream sandwich.

          2. re: bruinike

            I recently had the Double Chocolate cookie (cannot remember if that's the exact name) at MILK fresh out of the oven, and it was SO delicious!

            That being said, like doughnuts, for me chocolate chip cookies are at their pinnacle when fresh out of the oven, and still hot/warm, so that usually precludes me from getting them when out.

            1. re: a213b

              ooey gooey chocolate cookie- i just bought one for a co-worker and he LOVED it. such a great cookie. it wasn't just out of the over so i had him nuke it for about 7 seconds.

              1. re: Clyde

                virtually ANY chocolate chip cookie will taste good just out of the oven.
                even the ones made with artificial chocolate, high fructose corn syrup, and partiallly hydrogenated vegetable oil taste good just out of the oven.
                cardboard with chocolate melted all over it would probably be passable just out of the oven

                1. re: westsidegal

                  I love to see such passion and commitment to chocolate or cookies or any other great food, but, unfortunately, the only thing I can agree with in westsidegal's post is the part about wanting the Baltimore -- I mean Indianapolis -- Colts to finally move to Los Angeles next year. ;-)

                  Sorry, pretty gal, but I wish you'd said: "Any chocolate chip cookie will be IMPROVED if you eat it just out of the oven, although moral errors like using artificial chocolate, high fructose corn syrup, or partiallly hydrogenated vegetable oil will still be apparent." That's a platform I can endorse and would be happy to forward to General Mills, et al.

          3. Julienne's in San Marino. It is called Jumble, crispy with lots of nuts.

            1. Nieman Marcus in Woodland Hills in the Westfield Topanga Mall. The nieman marcus cafe bakes Nieman marcus famous cookies.

              Bloomingdales Cafe at the Westfield Fashon Square in Sherman Oaks makes an excellant chocolate chip cookie.

              1. Ahhh, so many choices! Thanks so much for all the great recommendations!